Cuba is attempting to enhance its sugar output

By Rumi Samuel Published on August 26, 2021
Cuba is attempting to enhance its sugar output

Cuba is currently seeking to increase the surface for sugar cane crops to guarantee sugar production and byproducts in the coming and following harvests.

The lack of much-needed supplies due to the tightening of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba and the international crisis resulting from Covid-19 prevent obtaining higher sugar cane yields, expert Federico Sulroca said.

Experts from the Azcuba Business Group agree that planting more sugar cane in the available fields is not enough; it is necessary to add more areas to increase raw material volumes for coming harvests.

The assistant researcher at the National Institute of Sugar Cane Research (INICA),  part of AZCUBA, told Prensa Latina that this institution is implementing precision agriculture.

Thus, they are carrying out studies and implementing irrigation automation, one of the activities contributing to obtaining more sugar cane per hectare the most.

This type of agriculture plays an important role by using drones and other satellite means d new information technologies to detect plagues, soil humidity, machinery operation, irrigation, and other activities.

Rumi Samuel

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